Spirituality for Today                                                    

 August 29, 2012 

 The War on Women                                                       

 by Father John Catoir


      I love women, and would never be associated with any kind of war against them. However, I am at war with the outrageous lie, which claims it is morally permissible, during the birthing process, to stab little infants in the heart, as long as they still have one foot in the vagina.

      This evil idea comes straight from the bowels of hell.

      I love women, and want to save them. In fact I have recently joined an alliance of women who believe with me that the Golden Rule is a genuine expression of God’s will: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

      Our alliance is made up of Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, and an array of other smaller religions, all of whom have joined to condemn President Obama for supporting for partial-birth abortion.

      Those are a lot of votes.

      After he declared his support for partial birth abortion, thus implying, that the practice is not against God’s will, he went on to accuse Catholic bishops of waging a war on women, another colossal lie. Jesus came “that our joy may be full.” The Church exists to oppose everything that destroys joy.

      Millions of women in the past have had abortions, very often against their better judgment. Many felt powerless at the time to muster the strength to carry the child to birth. The Church was there to offer them forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and urged them to trust in God’s mercy. The bishops and priests care about women more than women realize.

      President Obama took an oath to uphold everyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and yet he had the “audacity to hope” that he could get away with a political campaign of lies designed to get him elected.

      Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Those who falsely claim that the Church is “waging war on women” are deceivers.

      I was a Democrat all my life, a bleeding heart liberal, who marched and prayed with Martin Luther King in Selma. Ministers of all faiths had gathered there to help the black community obtain the right to vote, without fear and intimidation from redneck bullies.

      Nothing would have pleased me more than to see a black man succeed as President of the United States. I voted against Senator Obama in 2008 because I realized that his political agenda of printing money to extend deficit spending would destroy Medicare for the very people who depended on it the most, namely, the poorest of the poor. Nearly all the good he did in his first four years was done with money he borrowed from China.

       I was an inner-city pastor in Paterson, NJ. It was there I discovered that the holiest people in my parish were the black grandmothers who were raising the children of their sons and daughters, who had lost their way due to alcohol and drug addiction.

      These good women were absolutely dependent on Medicare and Social Security. I knew those programs would collapse sooner rather than later if Senator Obama was elected. He was untested and had no real comprehension of the science of economics.

      Barack Obama still lacks the necessary credentials to be President of the United States of America.